2017 NC House Budget Highlights

House Budget Proposal Highlights S.B. 257 The House Budget for FY 2017-18 includes net appropriations of $22.9 billion, which is $559 million or 2.5% above the amount enacted for FY 2016-17. Selected highlights include: Read more

House Passes 'Raise the Age' Bill Reforming Juvenile Justice

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation that would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina to include 16 and 17 year olds accused of non-violent crimes passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday by a 104-8 vote. Read more

Josh Stein Denies North Carolinians Integrity at the Ballot Box

Raleigh, NC – On Monday, the United State Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari in North Carolina, et al. v. North Carolina Conference of the NAACP.  This case centered on the North Carolina Voter ID law passed in 2013.   This legislation sought to ensure integrity at the ballot box for North Carolinians by among other things requiring “voters to present an approved form of photo identification before casting a ballot.” The concept of Voter ID is supported 75% of North Carolinians – regardless of political party.  Read more

NCGA Leaders respond to Voter ID Decision

Raleigh, N.C. – N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Monday to news that the U.S. Supreme Court will not review the state’s voter ID law at this time and set a national standard on the issue, even though more than 30 other states have voter ID laws in place.  Read more

House Passes Bill to Improve Access to Life Saving Oral Cancer Medications

Raleigh, NC- The North Carolina House passed HB 206 North Carolina Cancer Treatment Fairness by a strong bi-partisan vote of 90-22. HB 206 North Carolina Cancer Treatment Fairness was filed by Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), and Rep. Pat McElraft (R-Carteret) in a bi-partisan effort to meet the vital needs of many North Carolinians by improving access to life saving oral cancer medications, some of which are the most effective medications on the market today. Read more

House Lawmakers File Bill to Reform Child Welfare System

Raleigh, N.C. – Representative David Lewis, along with primary sponsors Speaker Pro Tempore Stevens and Representatives Jordan and Dollar, introduced House Bill 608 the Family/Child Protection and Accountability Act, which reforms social services to better serve and protect North Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens. Read more

Rep. Lewis Introduces Legislation that Creates a Statewide Emergency Messaging System on Federal Aid Primary Roadways

Raleigh, NC- Rep. David Lewis, Rep. Jason Saine, Rep. Ken Goodman, and Rep. Ed Hanes introduced legislation today that would establish a public-private partnership between the outdoor advertising industry and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, Secretary of State, Highway Patrol, North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. House Bill 581 Revisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws was filed today in the House and will be referred to a House Committee tomorrow. Read more

Facts About the House Bill 2 Reset

Facts About the House Bill 2 Reset:  House Bill 142 strengthens state law on shower and locker room protections with an outright preemption on regulation of access to multiple occupancy facilities by local governments. Read more

Moving Forward-A Reset of HB2

I wanted you to hear this from me first. The legislature has passed a bill to reset the law as it was before House Bill 2 from March of last year. This new bill is a commitment to the people of North Carolina which means bathroom policies are no longer up for grabs among local governments. Women and children should never have to feel vulnerable due to the actions of rogue city council members.  Read more

Bi-Partisan Group of Lawmakers File Bill to Improve Access to Life Saving Oral Cancer Medications

Raleigh, NC- Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), and Rep. Pat McElraft (R-Carteret) filed HB 206 North Carolina Cancer Treatment Fairness Act today in a bi-partisan effort to meet the vital needs of many North Carolinians by improving access to life saving oral cancer medications, some of which are the most effective medications on the market today. Read more


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